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called "martin's dream." internees his own journey with dr. king and the legacy -- one of the grid -- the legacy of one of the greatest men this nation has ever produced. a conversation with clayborne carson coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: on this day, when we honor the memory and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr., i am pleased to be joined by dr. clayborne carson, the director of the mlk research and education institute at stanford. he joins us tonight from colorado. always good to have you back on this program. >> great to be with you. tavis: at the king day to you. what do you make of the fact that, on this day, we do not just celebrate the
speech while in office the nation celebrates dr. martin luther king jr. and he carried a mantle for a broader progressism including his support of labor unions, social justice trying to eliminate poverty and his vocal anti-militarism. here is dr. king in a sermon where he points to our government for getting involved in the conflict there. >> a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. >> john: not a quote you hear too often on dr. king day. here to discuss this with me now is kristal brent zook, associate professor at director of the ma journalism program in hofstra university, she is also the author of three books including "black women's lives: stories of power and pain." and political activist and director of the peace and justice resource center, tom hayden. thank you for your time this evening. when this day was approaching i told the staff on the show i really wanted to do a dr. king discussion about these very topics because martin luther king jr. stood for civil rights,
appreciation day honors the legacy of dr. king. i think he would agree with me if he were alive today. >> let me stop you right there. he is not alive today. now what was it that killed him? i don't know, jon. was it diabetes? >> jon: i don't think so sandwich choke maybe? mauled by lions on the porch of a memphis hotel? i don't know. >> jon: i don't think that was it >> you were talking about dr. king. >> he would agree with me if he were alive today. that if african-americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. >> slavery wouldn't have been a chapter. it would have been oppressive. followed by the chapter entitled all the black people are dead. now who is going to build the country? >> jon: you believe martin luther king would have favored gun control >> absolutely yes jon: why would you say that? on second thought, no, he wouldn't snop okay. why would you say that? >> wait, wait. yeah, he would. i'm just [bleep] with you, jon. i have no idea. how am i supposed to know? dr. king
long people came here to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. >> reporter: hundreds of people boarded cal train for the freedom train from san jose to san francisco. it commemorates the alabama civil civil rights march. >> this is for all americans. to get out and enjoy this day and to celebrate and remember the struggles that we all have been through. [ singing ] >> reporter: hundreds of people join said them for a mile and a half march to the gardens. >> celebrating dr. king and celebrating community. that is important. >> reporter: more than a thousand people attended prayer services services and presentations on the life of dr. king. she knew and marched with dr. king. >> very, very nice. he was a wonderful person. wonderful person. non-violent. turning of the cheek. >> reporter: she was one of many african americans turned away that voting both. joining a dangerous protest march. she marched with dr. king on the civil rights march. >> very, very scary and a memorable experience that just doesn't go away. >> reporter: many people said a lot changed but more needs
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hot topics by president barack obama during his inaugural address. and more on dr. martin luther king, jr., next. ?o?ooooóññ . >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> president barack obama marks the beginning of his second term taking his public oath offs and calling on the nation -- oath offs and calling on -- off fist and calling on the nation to act. the historic event also included a specific call to action on a number of issues facing the country tori campbell is live covering the inauguration and joins us with more on the president's speech and the biggest event that is happening right now. good afternoon tori campbell. >> reporter: good afternoon, you can still see a few people behind me inside and at the mall and at the capital building, it was quite a sight, with hundreds of thousands spilling out through the west front of the grass mall allowed them far away from the steps to witness the inaugural address and he talked about a number of issue that were sure to please his base. >> knowing to do so would fail our children and future generations. our journey is not com
the federal government for enacting their own laws. dr. king didn't arrest the state people, he was arrested by them. you're saying the feds are illegal and we want the right to arrest them. that is unking-like. >> you're sounding a little bit like piers morgan screaming at me. >> oh, well, let me say it more silently. you're sounding unking-life. >> the point i'm trying to make is understood, clearly, that the state and the federal government and the ever-increasing authority. and that was unnecessary. >> and that's why you protested states' rights. and what we're saying is the states have a sovereign role here. and the sovereign role is this. if the president of the united states doesn't get it to empower himself with the second amendment says. the states have a role. >> martin luther king said that he was protesting in his famous speech of 50 years ago that concluded with i have a dream. that he was protesting to governors whose lips were drifting with the words of nullification. i'm glad you're using king as if model because it is the antithesis for what you're saying. let me show you wh
. >> nearly 50 years after the march on washington, our work, dr. king's work, it is not yet complete. we gather here at the moment of great challenge and great change. in the first decade of this new century, we have been tested by war and by tragedy, economic crisis and its aftermath that has left millions out of work in poverty on the rise and millions more to struggle to get by. indeed, even before this crisis struck, we have entered a decade of rising inequality and stagnant wages, and too many troubled never across the country the conditions of our poor citizens appear a little changed from what existed 50 years ago. neighborhoods with underfunded schools and broken down slums, inadequate health care, constant violence, neighborhoods in which to many young people grow up with little hope and peace prospects for the future. >> president obama speaking in 2011 at the dedication of the martin luther king monument on the national mall in washington, d.c. journalist, author tavis smiley has spent the past year criss- crossing the country with activist and professor cornell west to start
the charge in segregation. >> dr. martin luther king, jr. was a baptist minister from atlanta, georgia. he fought to overturn the jim crowe laws not with violence, but peace. >> we seek nonviolence and passive resistance and still determined to use the weapon of love. >> mike: that was in alabama, where dr. king was leading the montgomery bus boycott to end the days where blacks had to give up their seats for whites, the boycott lasted more than a year until a court put an end to segregation on buses. through the leadership conference dr. king worked with other civil rights lead towers bring the movement for equality not just for the south, but throughout the nation. >> i still have a dream. >> yes. >> it is deeply rooted in the american dream. >> mike: in 1963, dr. king brought the march to washington and announced his dream for all to hear. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of this creed. the children who will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. i have
dr. king's with president obama. but earlier, it was that speech. and he defied expectations again. there were specifics on voting, on gay rights, on women's rights, on climate change, on immigration, on gun control. and he defended the big three entitlements. joining me now is democratic senator from ohio, broun. what a speech. how surprised were you at the tone and the specifics in this speech? >> i wasn't surprised. i mean, we had very high expectations for him. he delivered. i loved the line as barney frank and others mentioned from seneca falls to selma to stonewall and i think that says a couple things. it says, one, how we've moved forward as a nation and we should acknowledge that at the inauguration. and, second, it underscores how none of those were easy. you know everything about civil rights and what happens with women's rights and what happens with gay rights. it's always a battle tomorrow that starts. and the president, i like how he is engaged with organizing for action. and i like how he knows that the country is behind him but needs to remind the congress that it's
a national day of service. [cheers and applause] and when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question -- what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is nothing. but there are as many right answers as there are people in this tent today and people in our country. eva spoke about how her parents inspired her. my parents certainly inspire me every day. but today, when i engaged in a service project with my husband mark, i will be thinking about my grandmother dorothy who started giving back when she was a child. she volunteered in her local school, helping to tutor migrant workers, farm children in southern california, in reading in english and writing. as she got older and had her own children, she provided school trips. she always wanted to cook an extra lunch for someone whose parents could not provide that for them. when she got older still, her children, including my mom, had left the home. she became a big sister to mentor young girls like her who had been neglected and abused as a c
, once used by the late dr. martin luther king, flown from atlanta to d.c., hand delivered for tomorrow's ceremony. just how significant are the bibles used during inauguration ceremonies? and a story that weighs in. >>> plus, predicting that the president's second-term poll slice fail. you won't believe the number of folks who say that. we are talking the left and the right. next. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. see lioutdoors, or in.ight. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is
, as the parade makes its way past. barack obama and the presidency, the realization of the dual dream of dr. king and abraham lincoln. he'll be using those two bibles when he takes the public oath of office, again, all leading to a remarkable day here on the national mall. overnight, the president attended the first event of his second term, a candlelight reception. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other. and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: where he addressed the issue everyone in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, the second term began, as he took the oath of office, in a private ceremony. the influx of spectators who descended upon washington, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. an
the president hand on 2 bibles president lincoln and dr. dr. martin luther king jr. and this time it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of the president of the united states and will. >>reporter: then the president address. shy of 19 minutes. when the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment and we will see that so long as we seize it together. together. together. >>reporter: first president ever to include gay in his inaugural while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal then surely the love we dmoyt one another must be equal as well. >>reporter: president insisting we address climate change and immigration arguing we should welcome striving immigrants. >> until bright young students and engineers are listed in our work force rather than expelled from our country there. were powerful performances. kelly clarkson stirring rendition of my country 'tis of thee. ♪ [ singing]. >>reporter: beyonce returning 4 years later this time to sing the national anthem.
of service. [ cheers and applause ] >> and when he signed the bill, he reminded us of what dr. king often called life's most persistent and urgent question. what are you doing for others? and in my family, the only wrong answer to that question is nothing. >> chelsea clinton there speaking at the national day of service. monday isn't just inauguration day. also happens to be martin luther king jr. day. and we'll hear from his daughter bernice and find out why she says president obama's second term is actually even more important than the first one. >>> for 29-year-old pushp pushpa basnit, 2013 fleas begins on a high note. she was named cnn hero of the year for her work providing a home for children of incarcerated parents in nepal. i sat down with her after the big moment. how do you feel? you've just won. >> i think i'm dreaming. it's a big honor for me. i will never forget this night in my life. >> what was going through your mind when you were walking up on stage? >> we all are winners, definitely. i've seen my dream come true. thank you very much. i'm still -- definitely this is going
. the "i am a man" part of the memphis sanitation workers strike when dr. king was assassinated. talk to me about that piece. >> it's a text painting by an artist who works with just like that sign that we know so well from the iconic protests. he transforms that into art recognizing that we look at language as a visual thing as well when we take in art. the past is refigured in the present moment. we bring forward the king moment. more importantly, as you mentioned, the memphis sanitation workers strike moment thinking of how we got to where we are. >> it says labor and race and identity. >> yes, it does. >> it's linked to king. it's clearly male, i am a man, it's also, i am human. >> that's right. it's under lined. i am a man. there is that emphasis of what it means to stand tall and be recognized from within and saying i want to be recognized in that way. >> there's a truism that we campaign in poetry and govern many pros. how much of a poet has the president managed to be and how much might you imagine to be a poet into the second term? >> i think, certainly, the president would be the
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to the late dr. martin luther king. a memorial to pay tribute to dr. king remains part of the landscape here in washington along the mall. next, a caller on the republican line. we will try one more time for it -- one more time. a quick look at the schedule tomorrow. our coverage will get underway at 7:00 a.m. eastern time, with the ceremonies taking place around washington. the president of travel in short distance to st. john's church for a prayer service carried we will coverag. he will head up pennsylvania avenue for the mile and a half trip from the white house to the u.s. capitol. the program getting underway shortly past 11:00 eastern time. the president will be sworn in for the ceremonial swearing-in at noon, that will be followed by lunch and inside the capitol. we will have coverage of the remarks led by senator chuck schumer, who is the chair of the inaugural congressional committee. the president will then depart the capital and head back to the white house. we will have the motorcade as it makes its way down pennsylvania avenue. the president likely to walk a very short distance
miles long, about the same distance of the 1965 voting rights march by dr. king and other activists in alabama. speakers were on board to talk about dr. king's impact on today's world. >> had it not been for him making the steps he made, fighting for us, i don't feel like this would be possible. we wouldn't have the freedom we have now. >> this was the 29th year for the freedom train organized by the m.l.k. association of the santa clara valley. >>> cbs 5 reporter kristin ayers spent time with a local civil rights pioneer. >> reporter: when 90-year-old george carol tells me about his life from student to soldier -- >> i drafted into the army, served in world war ii. >> reporter: to judge and political leader in richmond, california, he talks as if it happened yesterday. >> i was appointed to the municipal court. >> reporter: for his wife janey and family, it's a surprising moment of clarity, but moments later carroll repeats the facts as if he never said then. >> appointed to the bench by the governor, municipal court, then superior court. >> rep
the president will place his hands on bibles tharpe once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr. en august gal activities kicked off with a bang. kids had an inaugural beautiful their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final preparations are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> with something of this size and magnitude you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can possibly make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million showed up. speak they expect a smaller crowd this time. he starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009, but he faces enormous challenges. 54% of the country say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. a heckuva lot warmer than during
is live here in d.c. tonight. also the day the nation honors dr. martin luther king jr. and the president said he really drew inspiration from dr. king and abraham lincoln for today's speech, ed. >> that's right, shep. you heard the president citing both of them, talking a lot about civil rights and really casting himself as someone who wants to carry on their civil rights legacies. i think the broadered message of that what it means in the current political environment is he made very clear that he just didn't win the last election. he believes he has a mandate. he believes he is going to be very aggressive in the days ahead. he was talking about taking action on climate change, immigration reform and at a time when everyone in washington is talking about debt and deficits. he also gave a very rigorous defense of entitlement spending, take a listen. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. [ applause ] they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this co
, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealoin. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
larry correia, thank you. >> it's been years since dr. martin luther king gave the "i have a dream" speech. and his niece, alvita king reflects on her uncle's legacy here in this landmark year when we return. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. [ ship horn blows ] no, no, no! stop! humans. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. but that's okay -- you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacement from liberty mutual insurance. total your car and we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. learn about it at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ but for most of us it represents something more. it's the time of year that we have all wa
honor dr. martin luther king jr., whose holiday is on monday. >> then tomorrow president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the inaugural ceremonies, the public ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something i
. not far from where dr. martin luther king gave his historic "i have a dream" speech back in 1963 right here on the national mall. in just moments from now i'll be joined by clarence jones. he is a close, personal friend of mlk and a contributor on that very speech. and he will tell us what he wants to see from president obama's speech, his inaugural speech coming up on monday. >>> let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and
of the president talking about a conversations you had with dr. martin luther king and of course tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day. i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. but in those conversations with martin luther king, he felt there may be an african-american president, the first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> it's -- that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country. that we are growing up. >> and how do you think the president -- >> we are moving beyond ignorance. >> right. how do you think. >> sorry? >> how do you think he's done, president obama, in the first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he could. i think that there were number of people who as soon as he was elected put their feet down in -- their heels in to the earth and said, no matter what he does, no matter how good he is, i will not support him. i will resist his attempts to make our country better. i think that he was -- i think he was sur
this with grace and dignity like dr. martin luther king jr., who won said the most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us , and a clarion call that should ring in our ears on his birthday weekend. regardless of our differences, all had the same dream or the future of our kids and grand kids. i pray that my children will grow up with your children in a nation that enjoys god lessons and freedom -- god's blessings and freedom. >> later, we will hear from michelle obama at the children's inaugural ball, and we will look at vice president biden volunteering in washington, dc tomorrow, the swearing in of the second term. today is the national day of service, a tradition president obama has taken up since their first day in the white house, but installed by president clinton, who kicked off today's events with his daughter chelsea. >> are you ready to kick off this day of doing a bunch of good? i will be your mc today. let's have a huge national day of service welcome for the woman who was the cochairman of the president reelection campaign, and
his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obamas joined americans across the country in volunteering. >> final preparation are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> we want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million people showed up. while they expect a smaller crowd this time, expect the pump to be every bit as big. president obama starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009. but many say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. c
to celebrate dr. martin luther king's birthday, we check in with one of the top experts on ñ?ñzÑfñpríÑit >> exseat meant for bay area 49er fans today. the march toward the super bowl. the nfc championship match-up against the atlanta falcons. sports anchor mike shumann joins us live from the georgia dome with the pregame madness. wow, you are surrounded there, schu. >> well, you would think i was in san francisco with all the 49er fans. [cheering and yelling] >> enough said, ah? there are lots of fans here. we talked with jc. here's what she had to say. >> i'm ecstatic. ecstatic. i am so happy. i am so blessed. this was a great day in the nfl and for everybody. niners, we are going to the super bowl! [cheers and applause] >> all right. well, that's what we are all hoping, we are going to the super^bowl, right? [cheers and applause] >> 49er fans are ready. the game starts in about three hours and they are here early getting tuned up. who has it better than us? >> nobody! >> a lot of these fans are from the bay area, came out here for the trip. as you can see -- one more t
holiday honorering dr. martin luther king president obama will take the oath again, make his inaugural address, and ride in the inaugural parade. four years ago an estimated 1.8 million people came to tin august rags. this year organizers expect less than half that number. >> the first inauguration was a path-breaking historic moment. expectations are much lowered for the second inaugural. >> reporter: but the president hopes to make his second term historic. his staff says he'll be far more aggressive as he takes on the republicans in the house over spending, gun control immigration, and tax reform. >> he's now got to be the guy in charge, the guy who inspires the american people, and who gets them behind his principles and his policies. >> reporter: but this weekend as he takes the oath on bibles which belonged to president lincoln and dr. king president obama wants to remind the nation of its traditions. >> the inauguration reminds us of the role that we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. >> reporter: now today is a day of service in honor of
admiration for on an mlk day, president clinton making a reference to dr. king during his speech. >> 34 years ago, the man whose life we celebrate today spoke to us down there at the other end of the small -- this mall in words that move the conscious of the nation. like a profit of old, he told of his dream that one day, america would rise up and treat all of its citizens as equals. before the law and in the hearts. martin luther king's dream was the american dream. his quest is our request. the ceaseless striving to live out our troops greeted. our history has been built on such dreams and laborers. and, by our dreams and laborers, we will redeem the promise of america in the 21st century. >> from 1997, to a live view of washington, d.c. to the area around where the presidential parade will take place. reference to dr. martin luther king. one could suspect the president will make an even longer reference tomorrow. >> i would think so. tomorrow is particularly historic, in civil rights history. 50 years ago that dr. king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago, the assassi
times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gail punch came from dallas, texas, to be here. >> i get medicare, medicaid. i was a precinct chair. i have problems walking, but i wouldn't let nothing stop me. >> reporter: and you don't have to let anything stop you either. even if you don't have a ticket, you can come down to the mall and stand between 4th and 14th streets. this is the kind ever view you would get. there are also wide screen tvs. you might decide the best place to watch it all is right here on tv. that's the latest live from the mall. back to you, jim. >> you
. today, of course, the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king, jr. a wreath laying ceremony was held on sunday at the memorial for the civil rights leader on the national mall. among the dignitaries and celebrities on hand were martin luther king iii, reverends alsharpton and jesse jackson. sharpton called the dr. king day and inauguration weekend and intersection of history. what a nice day it was outside for that too. got up to like 61,. >> yesterday was gorgeous. >> certainly not what we expected. >> i think everybody was presently expected to the up side on yesterday's daytime high. it was a good 10 degrees warmer than most of the forecasts were expecting. today will be in the mid-40s. if you are leaving had head downtown in the next hour or two, it is cold. temperature have fallen back in the mid-30s. check out dulles and bwi marshall. both freezing or even colder. going to an an interesting day. i think we'll start the day with some sunshine. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll have this arctic front approaching from the north and west. it is truly an arctic boun
king, jr. he the president added the bible used by dr. king because the inal railing falls on his birthday. >> i like the fact that he paired that with president lincoln, the man who abolished slavery and the man who fought for civil rights. >> reporter: 1.6 million people jammed into the mall. this time, about 900,000 are expected and getting around is not easy. >> particularly, you know, people have to go in order to get to their home, they had to go to the beltway and i don't think it's good. >> reporter: crews are taking stems to protect six and a half ache israel of new grass on the mall and barricades are going up all over the city. >> that's a celebration of america, the democratic process. whatever pain occurs with that is part of what goes with that. >> reporter: during the inauguration ceremony, beyonci will sing the national anthem, kelly clarkson will performing and james taylor will singamerica the beautiful >>> the fox 5 morning team kicks off the coverage bright and early at 4:00 a.m. >>> inauguration day can be a cold one. let's see what we can expect. >> we'll get
ago, that dr. king stood on the steps of the lincoln memorial and said i have a dream. >> of course, this was actually the fourth time that president obama has taken the oath of office. let's bring in our panel, van jones, cnn contributor who served as president obama's green jobs adviser in 2009. sally quinn, margaret hoover, republican consultant, cornell belcher, democratic strategist who served fas a pollster for president obama's 2012 re-election team. i wonder how you think this anniversary, this martin luther king day, informed and was infused throughout president obama's remarks today. >> i'll go back to even when he was senator obama. he always talked about, he also understood the gravity and talked about, i stand on the shoulders of the great men and women of the civil right era who made this possible. even early on, many of the civil rights leaders early on in the primary process were with hillary clinton and it took a while for them to trust him and know who he was. and he used a lot of that conversation saying, look, because of you all, i am possible. and i remember we
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